CLASS NAME: V-27 "Comet of Destruction"
      CLASS TYPE: Cruiser
      GOVERNMENT: Romulan Empire

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Dorsal view

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Port view
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Bow view

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Along with the formidable V-30 class, the V-27 represents the apex of Romulan cruiser design from the Motion Picture-Kirk era.  Sleek, bird-like, powerful, the V-27 is a solid performer and can challenge even Federation heavy cruisers like the Miranda/Reliant.  Unlike some other Romulan designs from the FASA days, this is one design I have never had any trouble imagining on the big screen.  Its sweeping wings and predatory stance seem like a logical intermediate Romulan step between the old teardrop of TOS and the menacing, hook-beaked beast of TNG.  Like the Chandley class from the Federation book, I have always wished that the V-27 (and the V-30 alongside it) would get some kind of official recognition.  It's a great looking class and it plays great too.  What more could you want?

From the FASA Star Trek ROMULAN SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
V-27 (Comet of Destruction) Class XII Cruiser
Known Sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: C
Major Data Source: Combat reports; Romulan Sector Intelligence
The V-27 Class, like the V-30 Class, its counterpart, was designed to provide flagships for the Romulan Navy that would keep parity with new Klingon and Star Fleet vessels.  These vessels are very seldom seen operating alone outside a fleet and will always be found with a destroyer escort group accompanying them.
        Introduced about Stardate 2/16, the Type 1 is mounted with photon torpedoes both fore and aft and the newest high-powered disruptors.  The Comet saw combat early in its career and proved itself to be a formidable opponent.  The Type 2, introduced about Stardate 2/18, mounted improved photon weaponry and disruptors.
        Of the approximately 50 V-27s built, all are in active service.  These ships are being produced at a rate of about ten per year, a number that has alarmed both the Klingons and UFP commands because the balance of power could easily be swayed with the introduction of large numbers of a ship of this power.
        The class is named from the RomuIan takara morlatta (comet of destruction), in reference to a comet that formerly traveled through the Romulan home system on a 40-year cycle.  According to The Eridam Papers, this comet was seen by early Romulans as a bearer of death and destruction.  It was destroyed by the Romulan navy shortly after inter-planetary travel was established.

Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed

Type 1
XII
2/16
30

Type 2
XII
2/18
20
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

25
C

190 meters
305 meters
120 meters
188,700 tons
  
440 units
22,000 tons
none

26
C

190 meters
305 meters
120 meters
193,400 tons
  
440 units
22,000 tons
none
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 9-person-
         Emergency 20-person-
         cargo-
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
R5M
  
4
4
2
RCE
38
  
R6M
  
4
4
2
RCE
38
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
420
none
none
6
  
420
none
none
6
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Engine Type-
         Number-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine Type-
         Power Units Available-
    
52
4/1
RWG-1
2
24
G/L
Warp 7
Warp 9
RID-1
4
    
52
4/1
RWG-1
2
24
G/L
Warp 7
Warp 9
RID-1
4
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
        Number-
        Firing Arcs-
        Firing Chart-
        Power to Arm-
        Damage-
  
RB-10
4 in 2 banks
2f/s, 2f/p
U
8
   
(1 - 8)
(9 - 16)
(17 - 20)
RB-6
2
A
T
6
 
 
(1 - 18)
 
RP-2
2
1f, 1a
H
1
8
  
RB-11
4 in 2 banks
2f/s, 2f/p
V
9
   
(1 - 10)
(11 - 16)
(17 - 21)
RB-6
2
A
T
6
 
 
(1 - 18)
 
RP-3
2
1f, 1a
Q
1
10
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSN
1/2
15
  
RSN
1/2
15
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
93.8
64.2
95.2
79.6

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